Join the Friends for a ‘Triple Play Walk’

The Advance of Bucks County - - YARDLEY-MORRISVILLE AREA -

MORRISsILLE - The criends of the Delaware Canal will host a ‘Triple Play Walk’ on Satur­day, July 20. The walk will in­clude a breezy stroll along the top of Mor­risville’s Delaware River dike, a short trek on the canal tow­path and a guided tour of his­toric Sum­merseat. The 2-1/2-mile, round trip will be­gin at 2 p.m. at the park­ing area across the street from the Ac­tors’ NET of Bucks County Theatre, 63R North Del­morr Av­enue in Mor­risville.

The walk will be­gin on the river dike near the calls of the Delaware River, which give Mor­risville the dis­tinc­tion of be­ing one of the ear­li­est set­tle­ments in Bucks County. crom a 1624 Dutch West In­dia Com­pany trad­ing post, the area de­vel­oped into a town that ex­pe­ri­enced a growth spurt in the 1830’s when the Delaware Canal opened for busi­ness. Walk­ers will see how the Canal brought pros­per­ity to Mor­risville as they fol­low the Canal tow­path through town. Then they will head up­hill for a do­cen­tled tour of Sum­merseat, a stately Ge­or­gian man­sion that was home to three men who signed both the Dec­la­ra­tion of In­de­pen­dence and the US Con­sti­tu­tion. In ad­di­tion to hav­ing il­lus­tri­ous own­ers, Sum­merseat has quirky his­tory that in­cludes serv­ing both as a prison and a bas­ket­ball court. It is pre­served to­day by the His­toric Mor­risville So­ci­ety.

The “Triple Play Walk” is free. Cool bev­er­ages and sweet treats will be of­fered. Do­na­tions are al­ways wel­come.

cor more in­for­ma­tion about this event and other criends of the Delaware Canal ac­tiv­i­ties, call 21R-862-2021, e-mail friends@fodc.org, or visit www.fodc. org.

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